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Proposed Amendment to Criminal Procedure Rule 3.670 (Rendition of Judgment)

The Criminal Procedure Rules Committee invites comments on Rule 3.670 (Rendition of Judgment) in anticipation of a report to be filed with the Court. Interested persons have until June 1, 2020, to submit any comments via email to Jane McNeill, chair of the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee, and Bar staff liaison Mikalla Davis.

Rule 3.670 24-0-0 Adds subdivisions to the rule for greater clarity for the reader.

Adds a new subdivision (a) that reorganizes deleted language from subdivision (b) for greater clarity for the reader.

In the new subdivision (b), deletes “and, if the defendant has been acquitted, a judgment of not guilty” in the first sentence as it was cumbersome and relocates it to subdivision (a). Also, at the end of the subdivision, revises the last sentence to make two separate sentences and adds “In the case of a felony, the judge may withhold an adjudication of guilt, only” to reflect the statutory changes to Section 948.01(2), Florida Statutes.

Full Text of the Proposal

RULE 3.670